Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global

6.1 Earthquake hits the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan.

5.3 Earthquake hits Merida, Venezuela.

5.3 Earthquake hits the Gansu-Qinghai border, China.

5.0 Earthquake hits west of Macquarie Island.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

Typhoon 27w (In-Fa), located approximately 850 nm southwest of Iwo To, Japan, is tracking northwestward at 12 knots.

Tropical cyclone 03s (Annabelle), located approximately 436 nm south of Diego Garcia, is tracking southeastward at 13 knots.

Invest 91E is an area of disturbed weather in the East Pacific that has the potential for tropical development.


Myanmar – At least 104 people have died in a landslide near a jade mine in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State. Other 100 are still reported to be missing. Many of the dead are scavengers living on or near the waste dumps, who search through the debris in the hope of finding fragments of jade to sell. Jade mining attracts thousands of migrant workers from across Myanmar. The cause of landslide is still being investigated. The landslide is expected to have been caused by excessive mining in the area. No heavy rains or unusual weather have been reported in the area.

Myanmar landslide 2015 jade mine

Albania – Albanian authorities say that heavy rainfall has killed one person and has flooded many areas, blocked national roads and cut power and water supply in several places. Rainfall has caused more problems in four districts in central and northern Albania, including the capital, Tirana, with some houses and two bridges damaged, and roads blocked in those areas. Many streets in Tirana were flooded and authorities said there was a temporary cut to power and water supplies in some of its neighbourhoods.

Sri Lanka – Over 2,000 persons in the Wattala grama niladhari division belonging to 1,064 families have been affected by floods.